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When will Angel Reese return?

Adrian Holman
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The biggest controversy in women's college basketball this season has been the benching and the suspension of LSU All-American Angel Reese. After an upset loss to Colorado earlier this month, Reese was benched in the Tigers win on November 14.

Ever since that benching, Reese has not appeared in a game. The strangest part about this ordeal is that no full explanation has been given LSU in almost two weeks as to why the staff turned Bayou Barbie into Benchwarmer Barbie.

Instead, LSU has thrown Reese under the bus. LSU's basketball spokesman Grant Kuvnar chickened out of answering any questions in regards to this situation and deferred all questions to LSU women's basketball head coach Kim Mulkey.

Mulkey, who has never been shy about speaking her mind, miraculously has her foot in her mouth in regards to when Reese will be coming back to the team.

"Angel was not in uniform. We hope that she's back with the team soon. I'm not going to answer any more than that."

Due to the LSU Athletic Department being spineless, rumors have been swirling as to why Reese is not playing. One rumor that has been floating around for the past couple of weeks is that her grade point average was not up to snuff. However, if that was the case, then Reese would not have been allowed to play in any games until after Christmas break.

However, we do have an idea of when Reese will be back to play. On November 30, LSU will be playing against Virginia Tech. The Tigers held on to defeat Virginia Tech last season in the Women's Final Four. Since LSU just defeated an unranked Virginia by only three points yesterday, she more than likely will play on Thursday in order to avoid another humiliating defeat.

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